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Ken Hada

Drop in trick tip

If you want to learn tricks in a minipipe or halfpipe, the first thing you need to learn is to drop in.

The technical part is easy, but your first drop in can be a little scary.


(Video by Sandro)

  1. 1

    Start on top of the ramp, put your board down over the edge. Let your back truck lean against the coping.

    Put your back foot firmly on the tail and keep your front foot over the front bolts, but don't press it down yet.


  2. 2

    Stomp your front foot down so your four wheels are touching the ramp.

    At the same time, lean into the ramp so the board doesn't slide from underneath you.

    But don't lean forward too much, a faceplant is worse than falling on your butt.


  3. 3

    Follow the curve of the ramp and simply ride down on all four wheels.


  4. 4

    Now you have enough speed to do a trick on the other side of the ramp, but if you're just learning this you can just jump off.


Tips

  • Start on a low ramp, don't be afraid, just go for it.

  • You can wear a helmet and pads if you don't feel safe.

  • If you fall just get up and try again.

Please press "Like" if this helped you

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MadCroc41
MadCroc41
i can do this, nice video :)

10 August 2009 at 14:32

i can do this, nice video
mendo
mendo
thanks i really needed this tip

20 August 2009 at 01:18

thanks i really needed this tip
tomma121
tomma121
Great tip but do you need to have strong legs

23 August 2009 at 16:27

Great tip but do you need to have strong legs
hikarustwin
hikarustwin
everytime i attempt it i lean foward and fall flat on my face :D ahh..

12 September 2009 at 20:53

everytime i attempt it i lean foward and fall flat on my face ahh..
Skater-
Skater-
i can do it but everytime when i got to the other side i fall off the board. why?

24 September 2009 at 10:54

i can do it but everytime when i got to the other side i fall off the board. why?

Last edited by Skater- 13 May 2010 at 15:15

alianworkshop
alianworkshop
nice tip and video ^^

3 October 2009 at 00:24

nice tip and video

NBSk8er
NBSk8er
i fell the first time but a good tip the same! (Y)

16 October 2009 at 21:25

i fell the first time but a good tip the same!
Kellen199
Kellen199
[quote=hikarustwin]everytime i attempt it i lean foward and fall flat on my face :D ahh..[/quote] hey man try not putting so much weight on your front foot. put weight on your back foot and just lean into it as you go down (Y)

5 November 2009 at 00:27

hikarustwin said:
everytime i attempt it i lean foward and fall flat on my face ahh..



hey man try not putting so much weight on your front foot. put weight on your back foot and just lean into it as you go down
Kellen199
Kellen199
Haha my first time i fell on my face. but since then its gotten betta haha

5 November 2009 at 00:28

Haha my first time i fell on my face. but since then its gotten betta haha
Jerry_Fisher
Jerry_Fisher
Really helps people when i tell them to make sure their front foot makes it to the ground and put weight on it. I dont know if that helps you at all though.

29 November 2009 at 01:15

Really helps people when i tell them to make sure their front foot makes it to the ground and put weight on it. I dont know if that helps you at all though.

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